Design Tips from the Experts
Our design experts are here to give you five ways to improve spending and living at home in a stylish way. It may cost a bit more to have energy efficiency in the beginning of your transition, but there are continuous benefits including reduced heating and cooling bills as well as benefits for the environment in the long run.
We can help you use design while remaining energy efficient. You will be happy with your home, and so will Mother Nature. And if you have any other questions about how you can increase your home’s energy efficiency, come by our West Springfield showroom, give us a call at (413) 561-7599 or schedule an appointment online.
Tip #1: Windows allow natural light into your home, another energy efficiency must-have. A beautiful day should have a lot of windows that you can look out of and open up for fresh air. A simple tip is to dress up your windows with moveable curtains. This gives you a natural ‘light bulb’ that you can turn on and off through your day. Double-insulated windows are also an energy and huge cost saver. They decrease outside noise, energy consumed on maintaining home temperatures and are also a value booster when you look to sell your home.
Tip #2: Tech-less rooms are the new black. In a world of instant connection, we tend to become less connected with our surroundings and the people we are with. Tech-less rooms encourage energy efficiency and help create lasting relationships with your family and friends. Instead of watching Netflix or checking Facebook for hours, read a book or play a game with your loved ones.
Tip #3: Shop locally to help out local businesses while saving on shipping and the energy used to get that package to you. Another plus – the more local you shop, the better chances you have that you will find individual and unique pieces for your space at home. Dare to be different and energy efficient.
Tip #4: Gardening is a pastime for a lot of people throughout warmer seasons. Even if you don’t have a yard, you can still grow flowers or small vegetables in your house. Complement your space and appetite with vibrant colored peppers, flowers and greens to act as a design piece until they are ready to be picked. Another great tip is to utilize rain water from a bucket or run-off pipe to water your plants indoors.